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Old 11-18-2013, 04:19 PM
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Who is enjoying this gamemode option? I know I am, even though I've only played it like 3 times thus far, those times have been awesome. I actually like this better than Zombies I think. It's the same basic concept, but they are entirely different. I'm only level 9, which is not bad for only playing 3 times. At least I think.

Thoughts? What rank are you?
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:57 PM
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I think I'm level 10 but I've only played twice. We got to the last hive and then I think someone fell off the edge of the map.. haha.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:25 PM
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I think I'm level 10 but I've only played twice. We got to the last hive and then I think someone fell off the edge of the map.. haha.
Awesome! I've only made it to hive 11 as my farthest. The first time I played I was doing a lot of exploring and was by myself. I didn't make it very far. Lol
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:22 PM
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Difficulty scales. It gets significantly harder with more people.
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Well I've got to say after numerous attempts I do not think it gets harder by the number of people playing (which is unfair), not 100% sure of this but hey, just my thoughts.

Things become a lot more difficult if you choose an obsolete class load out or perhaps a load out that does not complement your playstyle i.e no point having Weapon specialist if you don't plan on shooting all those aliens off your team mates. A good balance works brilliant i.e WS, Tank, Medic, Engineer.

On my first attempt I made it to the last hive and oh my, I got my ass handed to me (Fail). Then I've had a go on public and it's frustrating seeing a challenge like 'Use only melee until the hive is destroyed' and you see an idiot shooting at them....basically you don't get very far with randomz that have no mics.

Last night I had another go - Destroyed last hive then armed the nuke then legged it back towards spawn chopper, placing sentry guns every so often (5 Rhino Aliens chasing us)
Anyway so I made it all the way to the end just to then be charged at by a rhino. My two other so called team mates both jumped in the chopper and flew off. It says we beat it (cant remember the exact message) but also said 'One of your teammates did not make it' ahhhhhhh!!!!!! It did not count for me because of this. No leaderboard escapes and no crappy little emblem

Just thought i'd mention this scenario so you can somehow prepare for public match pair-ups.

-I'm currently level 25 or so and have all but one thing unlocked (Vulture).
-I know where all guns are and attack helicopter (x2 locations) are.
-I can defeat Rhino's in about 10 seconds
-Yes, I do know about the cool hypno knife and how to get alien on my team.

...There's not much I don't know about extinction and it's strategies so give me a shout if you ever want to pair up

Edit: For the record solo play is a lot more difficult even with self-revive. Hive 5 for me I think
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:24 PM
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I love Extinction. Prefer it to Zombies and prefer it to Ghosts MP and Squads. Having actual objectives lends to the preference, admittedly.

Manic mentioned above the whole challenge thing with randoms and that does get on my nerves - more than it actually should, tbh. It's not at all unclear what the challenge is and it's blatant that I and other members of the team are doing it, yet somehow these randoms still don't get the idea that "only use melee" doesn't mean "spaz out and fire your gun at everything that moves". Regarding the challenges... As soon as I see someone equipping either the full-auto or burst-fire pistol, I know it's not going to go well on account of the accuracy challenges (keep shot accuracy at 50% / 75% until the hive is destroyed).

Actually had a guy in a lobby today who felt my frustration; all I heard was "really? You're shooting? F*ck y-" and he was gone before he finished.

Currently got 2 escapes, haven't yet escaped with a relic active. I know where pretty much all the weapons and random items are, know how to RUIN barrier hives and usually base my playstyle on how worthy my teammates seem to be of support. To have me be a team player is simple - don't mess up the challenges!

Not sure how to take out a Rhino in just 10 seconds, but with a decent team we can get them down pretty quick (which is just luck for me, since randoms are BAD).

Same as above, if anyone needs any help with it feel free to gimme a shout.

Usual loadout:

Weapon Specialist
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Explosive Ammo
Team Armor
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Death Machine

For a more "tryhard" approach I switch out Weapon Specialist for Medic and Explosive Ammo for Armor-Piercing Ammo. Oh, and I think I'm almost at max rank. Might have just one "set" to go through yet, not sure. Think this is my third time through.

Some basic recommendations if anyone wants some tips:

- The MR-28 is a decent one to start out with. It's in the field area after the first hive (follow the road, off to your right).

- You can use propane tanks to knock down the health of barrier hives a little quicker. Death Machine and MK-whatever (the grenade launcher) also help in this respect.

- So far it seems impossible to use the Hypno Knife on Rhinos (even if you don't hit their armour).

- Doing the challenges will net you 2pts per hive rather than 1pt, which makes progress a LOT easier.

- For the accuracy challenges, just shoot ONE alien ONCE then do the rest of the round knife-only (if you can - this is harder to pull off the further you get due to the presence of Scorpions and Lepers). If you do this you're guaranteed 100% accuracy unless some badkidscrandypants ruins it all.

And to finish off: Extinction is the only reason I might buy DLC for this game.
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I want to play some more extinction and actually escape.
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I want to play some more extinction and actually escape.
I'd offer to team up but UK - US connection will probably traumatise us.
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Went in another Pub extinction last night and oh my how different things can be with a team that knows what there doing. All four of us seemed to be going that extra mile to support each other. Challenges all done. Barrier hives, what barrier hives? haha We actually smashed it!

Before we armed the nuke we all placed 2xSentry guns each at the (not-yet-spawned) barrier hive. Did this to defeat the alien horde quicker to make the barrier disappear.

Anyway so we armed the nuke, I upgraded my pistol until it gave me the x2 speed bonus and another guy threw maxed Feral instincts to help us all run >>>>fast. Held our own all the way back to chopper, I used my maxed death machine to take out all the rhinos (making sure to shoot at chest or rear legs).

3 of us were all waiting at the chopper for player number 4 and then he came trudging down the hill with a riot shield on his back...probably forgot to pick up the many Feral instincts that were dropped along the way.

Anyway I got Gold on my first escape aswell as about 3x achievements. I think I was .02 away from platinum. I would like to know if anyone knows if the time set is based off all players returning to the chopper or just yourself?
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Well I just escaped tonight and all my teammates died and I got Platinum... I just didn't have the time or resources to revive as we ran back. We also didn't know that shard blocks your path in the alley as you're running back for extraction.
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